unnecessary things and stand united against such a peace. Westm. Qaz, No. 8057, 4a.
desire that she come back. Thack., Van. Fair, I, Ch. XVI, 170. Eari, entreat her by my love, | Albeit I give no reason but my wish, | That she rlde with me in her faded silk. Ten., Mar. of Ger., 762. Fortune forbid my outside have not charm'd her. Shak , T w e 1 f t h N g h t, II, 2, 15.
In Paris .. . the prostitute is not condemned to permanent degradatlon, as the puritans insist she be with us. Eng. Rev, No. 63,39. I order that the obsolete guns be returned into store. Punch, 1889,85c.
pray thee that thou assert thy Innocence. Sweet, N. E. Gr, § 2273. This settlement upon you is with a proviso that yow oncle have no children. Conoreve, The Doublé Dealer I, 1, (108). His (sc. the poefs) character requires that he estimate the happiness and misery of e*ery condition, observe the power of all passions in all their combinations. Johnson, R a s, Ch. X, 61. WÏII you stay no longer? nor will you not that \go with yotr? Shak., T w e 1 f t h N i g h t, II, 1, /.
It is my wish that it (sc. the picture) remain where it is. Anstey, A Fallen Idol, Ch. VII, 104.
b) No instances of the preterite subjunctive being used analogously in narrating past events have come to hand, the probability being that some periphrastic equivalent is regularly used instead. Thus in representing such facts as are expressed by / desire that she come back, I order that the obsolete guns be returned into store, etc. as happenings of the past, we could not say * / desired that she came back, * 1 ordered that the obsolete guns were returned into store, etc, periphrasis with one or another of the modal auxiliaries mentioned below being unavoidable.
Obs. I. a) Instead of the inflectional subjunctive we often find the periphrastic subjunctive with shall, should or'may, the choice depending, roughly speaking, upon the intensity of volition which is implted, shall denoting the strongest, may the weakest form. Compare also Murray, s.v. shall, 14, d; 22, a.
As to should it may be observed that it sometimes has approximately the same meaning as it has In He should (= ought to) come, sometimes may be understood to serve the purpose of representing an action or state as a mere contingency, as in / do not expect that you should owe me any good will now (Dick, Cop., Ch. XXXIII, 237a). Thus in the following quotations